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[cancer] A bit more on series three, session six

Yesterday ran somewhat off the routine. Many of the usual suspects were off to brunch and a matinee of the Portland Revels. Documentarist @dratz had fallen ill and removed himself from my immunocompromised presence. Team E—, H—, and Jersey Girl in Portland were in the house doing various things including handling my needle extraction. Also, installing my latest tourist attraction:

Remote control for the toilet

…thanks to a recent, generous gift from a friend, and a whole bunch of work by Team E—. I can now have a warm butt in the middle of the night. This is a luxury not to be sneezed at. Plus, well, this: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] historical perspective on my last visit to Japan. Apparently what goes around really does come around.

Meanwhile, the lower GI follies have started days early. I realize that I am one of those people who would complain if you hanged me with a new rope, but, really, do I need to be up for an hour at two in the morning dealing with this? The reverse, not dealing with it, would of course be worse.

I ended the day being peeved at half of everybody, which really means there’s something wrong with me, not them. The magic of chemo brain. Today is not promising to be any better in the lower GI department, but at least that hints at relief earlier in the rest of the week, which is to be hoped for. Plus I’m off chemo now until about the beginning of February as we gear up for my third liver resection in January. It’s a sad state of affairs when the prospect of major abdominal surgery means an improvement in your daily life.


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